A Response to “A Response”: Sanfilippo’s Latest Broadside

Lately Giacomo Sanfilippo posted on his Orthodoxy in Dialogue blog a response to “a professor at an Orthodox seminary” whom he styled “Ross Douthat’s Orthodox admirer”.  I am not sure why the reluctance to engage in persons directly and name Dr. David Ford as his target.  Let us nobly assume that he is motivated by a noble desire to deal with issues and not personalities, and not by a desire to make the anonymity…

Sanfilippo’s “Conjugal Friendship”

Recently the Public Orthodoxy site has published a piece by Giacomo Sanfilippo under the title “Conjugal Friendship”. In it Sanfilippo writes, “To the question, ‘Can two persons of the same gender ‘have sex’ with each other?’ we hear from Holy Tradition a resounding no. Yet if we ask, ‘Can two persons of the same gender form a bond in which ‘the two become one?’ the scales begin to fall from our eyes.…